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Doubledime 07-23-2008 02:50 AM

Spiny Mice
Hi, I have rats, owned mice and a guinea pig
But, im interested in Spiny Mice, can anyone give me some solid info and details on them, are they handle-able, Size, Life span, ect, Thatd be greatly appreciated, Thanks

Yours truly, Double.

mulder 07-23-2008 05:14 AM

well, I dont have much time at the moment so I'll add more when I get off work tonight.

I had three spiny girls. Very sweet, very curious, very evil lol

I never ever got them to stop biting. Never. The pet store had them a year. Two sisters and one's brand new baby girl. Store had them on pine, baby died 3 days after I got the 3 of them. Pet store also handled them by the tail, so one sister (the aunt of baby) had no tail at all. Momma had ear scars and fur missing from fighting. I had them 2.5 years, I just couldn't do it anymore. Constant biting. With a cage...with gloves on, it was unstoppable. I rehomed them to a lady with 4 other spinies, so they could live together.

Basically, they're not very domesticated. They seem to have strong instincts to thing arms are snakes or something. BUT when raised properly, they are very social, intelligent mice. Also if done right, they dont mind being handled but they prefer to scoot around, they're very active! They're a little bigger than fancy mice. live to around 5 years i think.

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